Gao-qiang Su

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Vascular wall levels of soluble beta-amyloid1-40 (Abeta1-40) are elevated in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Moreover, plasma Abeta levels are increased in familial AD, as well as in some cases of sporadic AD. To determine the histopathologic and behavioral consequences of elevated vascular Abeta levels, Abeta1-40 (50 micrograms in distilled water) or vehicle was(More)
Accumulating evidence indicates that the mechanism for causing AIDS dementia complex (ADC) involves the release of damaging inflammatory-related agents by HIV-infected microglia in the brain resulting in CNS oxidative damage. One such agent, tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) is consistently elevated in the brains of ADC patients compared to(More)
Hypertension has been recognized as a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease (AD). Moreover, serum beta-amyloid (A beta) levels are elevated in several mutations linked to familial AD, as well as in some sporadic AD individuals. To determine the in vivo effects of A beta on blood pressure, A beta(1-40) was infused intra-arterially into anesthetized rats. For(More)
Bilateral temporoparietal hypoperfusion has been frequently observed early in the Alzheimer's disease (AD) process. The beta-amyloid (A beta) peptide is believed to play a central role in the pathogenesis of AD. In vitro experiments have shown that freshly solubilized A beta enhances constriction of cerebral and peripheral vessels. We proposed that in vivo,(More)
We have demonstrated that freshly solubilized A beta peptides can enhance vasoconstriction by phenylephrine or endothelin of isolated rat aorta. Concentrations of peptide producing these effects (100 nM-1 microM) are much lower than those requiring toxicity to endothelial cells in culture, and effects are immediate, not requiring the prolonged time periods(More)
Primary sludge (PS) or waste activated sludge (WAS) can produce a large amount of volatile fatty acids (VFAs) under alkaline conditions, and the VFAs can be supplied for the wastewater treatment plants to enhance nitrogen and phosphorus removal. However, how VFAs production will be affected by co-fermenting PS and WAS under alkaline condition is rarely(More)
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